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Here’s who won gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday
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Here’s who won gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday

Seventeen gold medals were won. Here’s a breakdown of who’s taking home the gold: Artistic Gymnastics Women’s All-Around: Sunisa Lee, United States Judo Women’s -78 kg: Shori Hamada, Japan Men’s -100 kg: Aaron Wolf, Japan Rowing Women’s Lightweight Double Sculls: Italy Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls: Ireland Women’s Pair: New Zealand Men’s Pair: Croatia Fencing Women’s…MORE

San Marino is smallest country in history to win a medal at the Olympics thanks to shooter Alessandra Perilli
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San Marino is smallest country in history to win a medal at the Olympics thanks to shooter Alessandra Perilli

A tiny landlocked European country surrounded by Italy, San Marino enjoyed a breakout moment at Tokyo 2020 on Thursday, winning its first ever first Olympic medal. Shooter Alessandra Perilli — one of just five Sammarinese athletes at the Olympics — is the new hero of the microstate, which has a population of 34,000, after winning…MORE

‘I didn’t think I would ever be here,’ says Sunisa Lee after winning ‘surreal’ all-around gymnastics gold at the Tokyo Olympics
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‘I didn’t think I would ever be here,’ says Sunisa Lee after winning ‘surreal’ all-around gymnastics gold at the Tokyo Olympics

After a turbulent few years, Sunisa Lee can now call herself an Olympic gold medalist. The American gymnast won the women’s all-around title in Tokyo on Thursday ahead of Brazil’s Rebeca Andrade in second and the Russian Olympic Committee’s Angelina Melnikova in third. Lee, who extends the USA’s run of Olympic gold medals in the…MORE

Simone Biles says fans’ support is helping her realize that she’s more than her gold medals
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Simone Biles says fans’ support is helping her realize that she’s more than her gold medals

Simone Biles, the US gymnast who withdrew from Tokyo 2020 Olympic events to prioritize her mental health, has thanked fans for their “love and support” amid an outpouring of praise and well wishes from people around the world. The 24-year-old, who is one of the greatest gymnasts of all time, withdrew from Thursday’s individual all-around…MORE

USA’s Caeleb Dressel wins his first individual gold medal in the 100 meter freestyle final
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USA’s Caeleb Dressel wins his first individual gold medal in the 100 meter freestyle final

Caeleb Dressel has won the men’s 100 meter freestyle final with a time of 47.02 seconds, an Olympic record. “I wouldn’t have changed a thing about that race,” Dressel said. “I stuck to my race plan… that’s what I had in that moment and I executed it.” The win gives Dressel his first individual Olympic…MORE

Fresh off second major victory at the Open, Collin Morikawa relishing chance to represent Team USA at Tokyo 2020
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Fresh off second major victory at the Open, Collin Morikawa relishing chance to represent Team USA at Tokyo 2020

After making history with his victory at the Open earlier this month, Collin Morikawa might well be the favorite to win Olympic gold in the country where half his family is from. Morikawa, who is half Japanese, became the first man to win both the PGA Championship and the Open on his tournament debuts having…MORE

Why Olympians bite their medals and what they do with them
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Why Olympians bite their medals and what they do with them

The sight of a jubilant Olympian standing atop the podium after being victorious in their discipline with a gold medal between their teeth is an iconic one. We’ve seen it numerous times at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games already, across a host of disciplines. The official Tokyo 2020 account even went as far on Sunday…MORE

Former NFL MVP Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens tests positive for Covid-19
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Former NFL MVP Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens tests positive for Covid-19

The Baltimore Ravens opened training camp Wednesday without star quarterback Lamar Jackson, who tested positive for Covid-19, according to head coach John Harbaugh. Harbaugh said Jackson, a former National Football League MVP, and running back Gus Edwards, who also tested positive, were placed in the league’s health and safety protocols. “That’s really the extent that…MORE

Olympic athletes are showing us their funny, fascinating, complicated selves on TikTok and beyond
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Olympic athletes are showing us their funny, fascinating, complicated selves on TikTok and beyond

In between the superhuman feats of strength and grace, this year’s Olympic athletes are treating us to something equally as delightful (though far less exhausting): their own personalities. The fascinating and funny tidbits coming out of Tokyo, whether on social media or between events, are endless. If watching the US women’s rugby team is exciting,…MORE